SPEAKERS

The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa

Vice Chairman, The 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China

The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa is the Vice Chairman of the Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China. He is the Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation and Our Hong Kong Foundation established in Hong Kong in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Prior to these appointments, Mr Tung served as First Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), People’s Republic of China from July 1997 to March 2005.

Born in 1937 in Shanghai, Mr Tung spent his childhood in Hong Kong. He had his education in the United Kingdom, graduating at University of Liverpool with BSc in 1960. After that he lived and worked nine years in the United States with General Electric and in the family business respectively. In 1969, Mr Tung returned Hong Kong to help run the family business. He had a successful and distinguished career in business while at the same time served in various public sector and advisory positions in Hong Kong. In 1997, he took on the position as the first Chief Executive of HKSAR.


The Hon. C Y Leung

Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hon. C Y Leung graduated from King's College, Hong Kong Polytechnic and Bristol Polytechnic. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees by four universities in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Shandong.

He was Chairman of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Hong Kong, President of the Institute of Surveyors in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Chairman of DTZ.

Since late 1970s, Mr Leung had participated in the land and housing reforms in the Mainland. After the constitution was amended in 1988, he assisted Mainland cities in land leasing matters on a voluntary basis.

Between 1984 and 1997, Mr Leung was involved in the preparatory work for the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Between 1997 and 2011, Mr Leung was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong and was the Convenor of the non-official members between 1999 and 2011.

In March, 2012, Mr Leung was elected the fourth term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


The Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS

Chief Executive-Elect, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Mrs Lam has served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.


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Dr Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP

Chairman, Lan Kwai Fong Group

Dr Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, is the chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, and the Lan Kwai Fong Association. Having lived in Hong Kong for over 45 years, he has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. He is the vice patron of the Hong Kong Community Chest and was the chairman of Ocean Park from 2003 to 2014 and is now the Park’s Honorary Advisor. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011.

In September 2014, Dr Zeman was invited by former HKSAR chief executive The Hon. Tung Chee-hwa, to the board of governors of Our Hong Kong Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of Hong Kong.

Dr Zeman holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2012, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. 


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The Hon. Ronald Arculli, GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP

Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

The Hon. Mr Ronald Arculli is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong. He chairs the board of FWD Group (the insurance arm of Pacific Century Group), the Honourary Advisory Committee of SVHK Foundation Limited, Common Purpose Charitable Foundation Limited, Hong Kong, and Light Be Foundation Limited. He is a board member and the vice-chairman of the board of The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and chairs its Executive Committee and Development Committee. 

Mr Arculli has a long and distinguished record of public service. He was a non-official member from November 2005 to June 2012 and later appointed as convenor of the non-official members from December 2011 to June 2012 of the Executive Council of the HKSAR Government. He was a member of the Legislative Council from 1988 to 2000 and the chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from 2006 to 2012 and The Hong Kong Jockey Club from 2002 to 2006. He was previously the former chairman and board member of The World Federation of Exchanges.


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Victor Chu

Co-chair, The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum

Mr Victor Chu is the chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. Mr Chu currently co-chairs the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum as well as the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council. He is also the co-founder and director of Peach Aviation in Japan.

Mr Chu obtained his law degree from University College London where he is now an honourary fellow. He was awarded the Global Economy Prize in 2011 by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.


Prof. Peter Mathieson

President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Peter Mathieson has been the fifteenth President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong since April 2014.

Educated in the United Kingdom, he qualified in medicine from University of London with first class honours in 1983. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992 and became director of studies for clinical medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge. In 1995 he became the foundation professor of renal medicine at the University of Bristol. Peter was elected fellow of the academy of medical sciences in 1999.  From 2008 to 2014, he was the dean of medicine and dentistry at the University of Bristol.  


Kathryn Shih

President Asia Pacific, UBS; Member, UBS Group Executive Board

Ms Kathryn Shih joined UBS in 1987 and was appointed the president of Asia Pacific and a member of the UBS Group Executive Board in 2016. Based in Hong Kong, Ms Shih oversees the entire firm in 13 countries of the region and is responsible for UBS’s three main divisions: the wealth management, investment bank and asset management. From 2002 until December 2015, she was the head of wealth management Asia Pacific.

She has been named Best Leader in Private Banking in the Global Private Banking awards and Best Private Banker in the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction.